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Hurricane Ian Information

From the Pastoral Care Team

Rev. Sue Gabrielson:

UUCFM has received a donation from the UU Disaster Relief Fund to help with damage to the campus and also to help individuals.  This money in combination with the minister’s discretionary fund will be able to help many of you.  Please do not be shy in asking.  Simply write or message Rev. Sue. Requests can be for just about any need you have as a result of Hurricane Ian and the aftermath: food, health care, clean up, housing costs, clothing, car repairs, “get back on your feet money”, loss of income. We will hold your requests in confidence and do our best to help.  Remember, it is a gift to those who can help, to ask for help.

revsue@uucfm.org

Whatsapp call or message: +506 8891 2847

FB Messanger   “Sue Gabrielson”

Skype: suegabes

Mary Cline Golbitz:

We are holding you all in our hearts, prayers and thoughts.  Your Pastoral Care Team wants you to know that we are here for you.  If you need some help that our volunteers can help with (such as running errands) or just want to talk or be connected we are here for you with open arms and open hearts.

Please call or text Mary at 207 479-4082 or email marygcline@gmail.com or mary@uucfm and a Pastoral Care Associate will be in touch as soon as we can.

Sending you all much love and big hugs.

Aid and Relief

Government Services, Agencies and News and Information

Lee County Government: Leegov.com

City of Fort Myers Government: Cityftmyers.com

FEMA: fema.gov

Lee County Schools: leeschools.net

Florida Department of Transportation: fdot.gov

Local News: Nbc-2.com

Florida Disaster Information: floridadisaster.org

For Jobless Floridians
Disaster Unemployment Assistance: www.floridajobs.org
Learn more and apply for assistance

Clean Up and Recovery Assistance (Put out by Lee Government)
 Lee County-Fort Myers
     855-728-2374
             Or
     601-259-4485

Lee County-Cape Coral
     239-318-0681
h.ianflorida22@ncmissions.org

General Information and Resources
Floridadisaster.org

SAIL=1-800-342-3557

To Report a Missing Person:  Missing.Florida.gov

To Report a SAFE Person:     Safe.Florida.gov

Disaster Assistance: Disasterassistance.gov

Charitable/Volunteer Organizations

Salvation Army: Salvationarmyusa.org

United Way: Unitedway.org
Call: 211    

Crisis Cleanup: crisiscleanup.org

To Volunteer: Volunteerflorida.org
 

Communications

CyberStreet, located in downtown Fort Myers, is offering free Internet services to UUCFM members and friends in order to check email, charge devices, etc. If the door is locked after office hours, please call 239-334-4484 so that we may let you in. Walter, Lesley or Mark are planning on being on-site 24/7 for at least the next two weeks.

CyberStreet, Inc.
1617 Hendry St., #414
Fort Myers, FL 33901

 

Additional Resources: 

leegov.com/hurricane/storm and calling 2-1-1 is also a good place to get up to date information as well

Free Food & Water: https://www.leegov.com/hurricane/storm/food-and-water

 

For you if you need help cleaning up call (800) 451-1954; there are groups that can help with fallen trees, drywall, flooring, appliance removal, tarping, and debris removal.

Operation Blue Roof (for tarps) 888-766-9258 or blueroof.us

 

Cape Coral Resources

INDIVIDUAL AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
Individuals can visit www.fema.gov to apply.
Businesses can visit www.fema.gov or www.sba.gov to apply.
Cape Coral Business Recovery Center opens at 10 a.m. on 10/10 at the
Kiwanis Club, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. S

BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR CAPE CORAL
The City of Cape Coral issued a burn ban, effective 10/6, until further
notice. Recreational burns are not permitted.

LCEC
Visit lcec.net for updates.

HURRICANE DEBRIS
Since the start of debris collection, 718 truckloads from Cape Coral
streets totaling 31,782 cubic yards. Hurricane debris must be placed at the
curb in three separate piles.
Vegetative debris, construction debris, and appliances
For more info, please visit www.capecoral.gov.

HURRICANE DEBRIS DROP-OFF SITE
Residents may drop off vegetative debris at 2930 NW 13th Street from 8 a.m.
- 6 p.m. daily.
Bring ID to show you are a Cape Coral resident. Do not place debris in
bags.


Rev. Sue's first in-person service

We were thrilled to have Rev. Sue, her husband Ulises, and her daughter Ellie join us for the last Sunday in August. 

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Water Communion

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Water Communion on September 4. 

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Revised Covid Protocol

 

The efficacy of vaccines and treatments has significantly reduced Covid’s danger for most of us.  As a result, the protocols for campus events have been revised: 

  1. MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED in the sanctuary during worship services.
  2. Masks are optional for coffee and other functions in Hobart Hall.
  3. In classrooms, the library and other small spaces, masks are still required UNLESS everyone present agrees otherwise.  We’ll continue to be respectful and protective of those of us whose immunity is impaired.
  4. Worship services will continue to be available via Zoom.

Although the Covid risk level will continue to fluctuate, I’m sure all of us hope the worst of the pandemic is behind us.  We’ll continue to monitor the risk and change the guidelines as needed to protect our congregation.

Please reach out to me with any questions at UUCFMPresident@UUCFM.org

Namaste,

Mary Studer

President, UUCFM Board of Trustees


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Please join us in the Sanctuary or via Zoom this Sunday at 10:30 AM. 

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*** Please Note ***
In lieu of this Sunday's service, we will be gathering online only via Zoom to offer comfort and support to each other in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Please join us as we come together in community to share our grief, trauma, and offer consolation.

Sunday's service may be accessed via Zoom by clicking here.


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Brewer Family Garden Update

 

We are preparing the gardens for this week’s Plant Swap and Festival. We are also planting beds for the food banks, and will continue to do so throughout the season. We still have beds for rent. Contact Bonnie Jean.

 

COME SHARE TOGETHER AT A THANKFUL PARTY

 

WHEN: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24th

WHERE: Hobart Hall

Dinner at 1pm. Food provided. (Donation for cost)

Afternoon of sharing, music, singing, dancing and other activities.

 

Contact Dorothy Van Howe by Tuesday, Nov. 22nd to RSVP.

We need to know how many dinners to prepare.

COME AND ENJOY!

 

Thanksgiving Menu: Turkey with dressing and gravy, spiral ham, roasted rosemary potatoes, honey glazed carrots, assorted fruit, green salad, rolls with butter, and pumpkin pie--need a head count. Call or email Dorothy. Dinner at 1 pm.

 

Email or call 239-560-7238

 

Join us for the Fall Plant & Seed Festival this Saturday, Nov 26th!

 

YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN SWFL RESET Center at the beautiful Bill Brewer Family Gardens for a celebration of the amazing abundance and nutrition that is available to all from seeds planted in family and community gardens.

 

EXPERT GARDENING ADVICE & TIPS

The festival, which opens at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until 3:00 pm, will feature periodic Talks and Presentations throughout the day from Urban Gardening, Native plants, and Permaculture experts. Learn more about planting and sustainable growing that will benefit your diet, health, and the environment through proven and regenerative best practices. Residents whose home gardens and landscaping suffered during Ian can get expert counsel on how to revive and restore.

 

BUY PLANTS, SEEDS, SEEDLINGS & CUTTINGS, or SWAP/EXCHANGE! Local growers will be selling seeds, seedlings, cuttings, and plants to help residents repair and restore their gardens or landscaping after hurricane Ian and some will have donations to help community gardens that put food on the tables of those in need. Whether you are a family or community gardener or farmer, you'll also enjoy the Exchange where growers can swap seeds and plants. It’s a great way to SHOP LOCAL for the holidays.

 

MUSIC, FOOD & KIDS' ACTIVITIES

Multiple local bands and food trucks will be entertaining festivalgoers throughout the day, and kids will enjoy hands-on gardening activities.

 

ATTENDANCE IS FREE - A $5 DONATION AT THE GATE IS WELCOME (AND APPRECIATED!) ON EVENT DAY

 

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Spaghetti Lunch

 

Come and enjoy a spaghetti lunch this Sunday at noon to honor our volunteers. We ask you to bring a salad, bread or dessert to share.  We will be happy to see all of our snow birds back. 

The Board

 

 

 

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